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English definition of “legal”

legal

adjective [not gradable]    /ˈli·ɡəl/
connected with or allowed by the law: the legal profession the legal right to vote legally    /ˈli·ɡə·li/ adverb The contract is legally binding.
(Definition of legal adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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